Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene

 07 Nov 2017 - 13:59

Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene
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The Peninsula Online

Doha: A young man was punished by the court of first instance for committing a traffic accident, causing injury to a person, and running away from the scene. 

He was fined separately for both, causing the injury and also for escaping from the scene, reported Al Sharq daily. 

The prosecution brought the young man to trial on charges of violating the safety of the victim due to his mistake and running away from the accident scene. The prosecution said in the court that this was due to negligence, carelessness, lack of care and disregard of laws and regulations, causing injuries and driving a vehicle to endanger the lives of people and money.

The court sentenced him in absentia with a fine of QR 3,000 for causing wrongful injury and a fine of QR 5,000 for the charge of escaping from the scene. He was not present during the sentencing.

Later when the accused objected to the fine, the court dismissed the same as he was not present during the judgement. Code of Criminal Procedure states that the absence of accused, without an acceptable excuse, in any of the judicial sessions specified for the hearing of the case, is not allowed and any opposition thereafter is not allowed.